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Resources for Native Businesses!

Have you heard of Change Labs? They are a non-profit! "We foster the creation of successful Native American small businesses that provide a social benefit to tribal communities." What an amazing resource they are. Listed on their website they offer so much for indigenous entrepreneurs. Just a brief peek below: 

Navajo Artisan & Business Relief Grants

The Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development has been approved to administer the Artisan and Business Grant Program using funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This program is a continuation of the 2020 CARES Act Artisan and Business Grant Program and will prioritize those certified Navajo artisans and small business, who have not been previously awarded during the 2020 award period. The deadline for grants is August 31, 2022. However, the program will close if all funding is disbursed before this date. Apply today!

Eligibility criteria
↠ Link to apply for a Navajo DED Business Registration Number
↠ Printable Navajo Artisan Application
↠ Printable Navajo Business Application
↠ Printable Relief Grant Expenditure Worksheet

Rez Rising is an initiative of Change Labs, a Native-led organization supporting Native entrepreneurs by providing creative workspace, tools, resources, and community. Rez Rising has a large listing of Native American Owned businesses. Please check out their website!

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